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Amateur Photographer 17/07/2021

Published by TI Media Limited Amateur Photographer is the world's oldest weekly magazine for photography enthusiasts. With its unique weekly format, it is the first for news and events, plus features on techniques, equipment tests and darkroom advice. It appeals to those interested in buying and learning about digital and film photographic equipment, wanting advice on improving their technique, and learning about the greats in photography. Regular features on reader portfolios, darkroom, digital, black & white and photographer profiles ensure all areas of photography are covered. With an audience of dedicated photography enthusiasts.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
51 Issues

in this issue

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Digital photography offers lots of advantages over film but there is still something magical about traditional photography that can’t be replicated. The great news is that it isn’t a case of choosing one medium or the other. Many photographers now carry a classic film camera alongside their digital one. You don’t need a darkroom; it’s easy to digitise your film using a scanner or (my preference) photographing the film with a macro lens using a lightbox and copy stand. Or your lab can do it for you. Of course the larger the negative the better the results, so this week’s big feature focuses on medium format. We also look at the flourishing world of boutique film brands and rediscover the simplicity of home developing. John Wade looks back at the…

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this week in 1930

TS Warspite by Fox Photos Young sailors exercise on the deck of the naval training ship HMS Warspite in the summer of 1930. The battleship was completed during the First World War in 1915 and participated in the Battle of Jutland. After that, her service generally involved routine patrols and training exercises such as the one seen here. She was damaged many times during the Second World War, earning her the most battle honours ever awarded to an individual ship in the Royal Navy. Warspite was decommissioned in 1945, and she later sank on the way to scrapping. The salvage operation to retrieve the wreckage is still the largest of its kind ever carried out in British waters. The Getty Images Hulton Archive is one of the world’s great cultural resources. Tracing…

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Win! Each week we choose our favourite picture on Facebook, Instagram, Flickr or Twitter using #appicoftheweek. PermaJet proudly supports the online picture of the week winner, who will receive a top-quality print of their image on the finest PermaJet paper*. It is important to bring images to life outside the digital sphere, so we encourage everyone to get printing today! Visit www.permajet.com to learn more. *PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 28 DAYS FOR DELIVERY Want to see your pictures here? Share them with our Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook communities using the hashtag #appicoftheweek. Or email your best shot to us at ap.ed@kelsey.co.uk. See page 3 for how to find us.…

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it's good to share

Our favourite photos posted by readers on our social media channels this week AP picture of the week Untitled by Charley Shillabeer Canon EOS 700D, Canon 50mm f/1.4, 1/500sec at f/8, ISO 100 ‘I took this shot at H&M on Regent Street, London,’ says Charley, a street and documentary photographer from Ipswich, currently based in north London. ‘My partner Bronte wanted to buy a cheap umbrella as it was starting to rain, so I wandered off, as I often do when she starts shopping! I instantly saw the potential for a strong geometric image with a silhouette. Props to the interior designer because this is one beautiful location to shoot.’ Charley is on Instagram: @ Scragglemuffphotos. We also liked Beachy Head Lighthouse by Harry Ward Nikon D7200, Nikon 17-55 f/2.8 lens at 35mm, 56secs at f/11, ISO…

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camera quality key for smartphone buyers

A recent survey of 1,000 UK residents, commissioned by online mobile phone retailer Mobile Phones Direct has found that the quality of smartphone cameras is the most important buying criteria for those aged 25-34. Furthermore, 20% of survey respondents switched from iPhone to Android devices, citing the system’s ‘superior image quality’. More TikTok users made the switch than Instagram users, apparently, and landscapes, baking and pets also replaced holidays as the most popular subjects during the lockdowns. See the full survey findings at bit.ly/newphonesurvey.…

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marilyn stafford documentary awards

THE MARILYN Stafford FotoReportage Award 2021 has been won by Isadora Romero from Ecuador for her project Muyu Lab. This is a documentary series about the conservation of agrobiodiversity in Ecuador from a scientific and ancestral perspective and the positive impact for the environment and future generations. Romero, whose work focuses on human identities, gender, and environmental issues, has previously been recognised by Magnum Photos for her social justice photography. The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award of £2,000, facilitated by FotoDocument and supported by Nikon UK, is granted annually to a professional female photographer towards the completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay, which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global, that has a focus on positive solutions. Stafford, a veteran photojournalist and portrait photographer,…